We all aim for a meaningful life which is well lived.
For those at the end of their lives, the aim is to experience a time which continues that meaning.
Companionship to the dying is about bringing love, support, and peace, and helping to relieve fear and pain.
What we need is a guide who helps us to discover more of who we are. I encourage those who work with me to give themselves permission to work on themselves – their lives and their dreams.
I am a non-medical holistic companion walking alongside people coming to the end of their lives, their families, and those who are important to them.
My work includes:
• Ensuring the dying person feels loved and supported.
• Honouring their religious beliefs or lack of them, and honouring their beliefs about life, death, and an after-life.
• Listening and providing compassionate non-medical care.
• Serving the dying person without trying to ‘fix’ them.
• Using gentle complementary therapies to ease pain and anxiety.
• Providing support and comfort to loved ones.
How I approach my companionship
My approach is guided by Hermione Elliot, the Founder of the Living Well Dying Well Foundation, and grounded in a person-centred approach to the role.I am also inspired by this quote from Atul Gawande's book Being Mortal.
Author, Being Mortal
Do you need support, companionship, and guidance during your final years, months, and days, or you want that for your loved one?
Contact me for a loving and supportive conversation…